Second Life avatars class action settles

Posted On June 20, 2013
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A US federal judge has certified settlement of 43 million Linden dollars, or $172,000, of a class action by 57,000 Second Life property owners who lost their virtual property.

Linden Research argued against the notion that virtual property was real ownership of tangible property, claiming instead: “Second Life users own copyrights in the virtual land and items that they purchase or create”.

The judge devoted a great deal of time to analyzing the meaning of ownership of virtual property, Gardere reports.

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